Uma`s stint as MP CM described as "frenzied"

Uma Bharti was the chief minister of the state from December 8, 2003 to August 23, 2004.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government`s official magazine `Sandesh`, while analysing the personalities, traits and qualities of various state chief ministers has termed
saffron leader Uma Bharti`s stint of being synonymous to what can be called as "frenzied and uncontrolled politics in the BJP".

The article carried in the latest issue of the monthly magazine has praised almost all chief ministers from Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla to the present Shivraj Singh Chouhan, but termed the rise of Bharti in BJP as "unmadi aur aniyantrit
rajniti ka paryay."

Bharti was the chief minister of the state from December 8, 2003 to August 23, 2004.

She resigned from the post after a Hubli court issued an arrest warrant against her in the National Flag dishonour case. Bharti was replaced by Babulal Gaur whom the author described as a "seasoned and a mature player of politics".

Referring to Dwarka Prasad Mishra, it said that he was an "intellectual and articulate" while the body language of Govind Narayan Singh, who replaced him reflects pride, individualism and reactionary.

The article termed Shyama Charan Shukla`s as "a man with an aristocratic pride" while it described Prakash Chand Sethi as a man who dealt with a commercial astuteness.

It referred to Virendra Kumar Saklecha as a man having RSS`s stiffness and described Kailash Joshi as a "simpleton".

The third prominent leader of the BJP, who became chief minister after Saklecha was Sunderlal Patwa. He was described as a man with an experienced eye and a firm grip on administration.

The article described veteran leader Arjun Singh as an intelligent politician, full of courtesy but an expert in engineering politics of cultural conspiracy. Singh was
replaced by Motilal Vora who is described as a simple politician.

Referring to now Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, whose tenure was the largest as CM in the history of Madhya Pradesh, it said that he had the capacity to assimilate himself according to the prevailing political temperature.

The article praised the current Chief Minister for making people believe that he was successful in simplification and socialisation of politics to create a space for a common man in it.

During the initial period after the formation of Madhya Pradesh, politics was a simple and straight affair and therefore the tenure of initial Chief Ministers, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla, Bhagwant Rao Mandloi and Kailash Nath Katju was free from the complex politics that shaped 1970 onwards, it said.

PTI